Kamikura-jinja Shrine

Shrine
A Shinto shrine located in 1 Chome Kamikura, Shingu City. Situated on sacred ground where the god Kumano Omikami first descended to Earth. The Kodobiki Boulder, considered a sacred natural object and deity, is also located on the shrine grounds at the top of over 5000 natural stone steps. The Oto Matsuri, held each year on February 6, is an unusual festival in which white robed men carrying torches lit with a sacred flame run down a series of stone steps. The festival is designated an Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.

Spot details

Address
Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8
Phone
0735222533
Hours
Free visit
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
[Kumano Hayatama Taisha] 0735-22-2533
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (Although it is possible up to the foot of the mountain, there are 538 stairs)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • good hike
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.12.09
    the shrine is ok. the hike up is more interesting and abit taxing up rock steps which is pretty steep at some areas..
  • Unique
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.10.25
    Many steps to climb, steep - not really worthwhile view from top, even though the shrined mountaintop huge rock is quite special
  • Must see spot with spectacular views
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.09.08
    Staying in Shingu for a day post Kumano Kodo trek. Walked to the Kamikura Shrine precinct and enjoyed the serene greenness of the area. Our legs went straight to muscle memory and enjoyed climbing...

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